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fool of this election season. but first. >> on this friday overhead lines making news. a 21-year-old man arrested after trying to rob nancy pelosi's house in california. he tried hitting the minority leader's house in nap pa county not once but twice, monday and tuesday, which was election day. he was then caught by police robbing another house wednesday and then immediately admitted to breaking into pelosi's house, but he didn't take anything the second time because when he was in there he realized who's house it was. >> we ought to tell this guy there is hot property at the white house. >> the new jersey governor called the man he supported, mitt romney, to offer some support as well he said no he just sent romney a conciliatory email, but called president obama. >> bill: that's unreal. >> the samsung galaxy overtook apples iphone. shipped 18 million units compared to iphone's 16. but that will not hold since the iphone 5 went on sale in the fourth quarter. >> bill: yeah i was going to say that's not -- >> i think that will change. >> absolutely. hey, one l
interesting happen last night? we had a bit of an election, didn't we. anybody think we got the election right? barring any major miracles i'm calling the election right now. it's already over. [applause] >> cenk: yeah, that was only six weeks ago. will i be voting today? the answer is yes. then the guys who are not voting, fox news in a total meltdown. >> you got to be careful calling things. >> well, folks. >> keep coming. here we go. you tell me whether you stand by your call in ohio given the karl rove. >> cenk: that was awesome. and wait until you see bill o'reilly saying, oh, no, the right establishment is lost--yes! and then progressive victories everywhere! some of them even came in 420. [ cheering ] >> it means i'm going to smoke a lot of weed! whew! >> and if you think there respect going to be elbows on this show, then you don't know what is happening. lots of elbows tonight. it's go time! [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> romney: i'm mitt romney. i believe in america and i'm running for president. >> this is going to be a landslide. he's going to win by more than five points. >> barack obama wi
of their head after the election, and exactly what happened. i love it. we'll have more of this tomorrow. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> eliot: good evening, i'm eliot spitzer, and san francisco, california, and this is "viewpoint." this is a scene we've witnessed before and one we'll watch for four more years after a tumultuous campaign and one long night, the president along with his wife and daughter returned home to the white house this evening. the power of the presidency is making itself felt in other parts of dc where a fear of possible economic collapse is a recurring theme. speaker of the house john boehner seem interested in a compromise with democrats that could keep the country from plunging off the so-called fiscal cliff. while florida is still official officially too close to call even without its 29 collect 29 electoral college votes mr. obama won with a hefty 303 electoral votes but a mere 53% of the popular votes begging the question, was it a mandate or a draw. the president promised to reach out to leaders of both parties. speaker boehner appeared to be re
all across the country. tuesday's elections with a huge yes to women's issues, gay rights, drug reform, and seriously address the issue of climate change. tonight we'll talk about next steps. we can't afford to lean back and celebrate our wins. we need to continue to move forward, leaning forward. let's explore what needs to be don't on it. our guests will include chris lehans aide to al gore and political consultant. an then legendary willie brown with key measures that move the vote. and now that the onslaught of the elections is finally oh over let's get the back story of why jeff goodby does in the like politics. but first we have chris lehans. the elections were predictable but in some respects unpredictable. there were gains in women in the senate, the drug challenge and gay marriage in ways we haven't seen in the past. a when is your sense on this election in history. >> i think people will look back at this election as a tipping point in the country. what you saw was a demographic turnout in terms of the latino vote the women and a lot of people spend at least time on latino, w
in business as a political party, and if they want to be successful in getting their people elected they're going to have to change the way they do things, and they're going to have to moderate soften some of their positions. they've got this huge problem with young people and a huge problem with hispanic, with women, with gays and lesbians. you would think they would have to do something but you know, you know, we don't have a crystal ball, and so far they're showing no real sign of wanting to change their ways. >> eliot: sam, you know, the republican party if you look at the exit polls, and you see that they were virtually nowhere with latinos, nowhere with blacks, no one where people under 29, there is a huge gender gap. it's a party of angry white men. that is not a plan of success. doesn't anybody in the republican party get that in terms of raw politics? is there somebody who is saying guys change you're approach to this game. >> lindsey graham said that exact statement a month and a half ago and it will mean absolutely nothing. i think the republican party as a national party is o
everybody. >> welcome to the "young turks." it's the second day after the election and we're still having fun. karl rove flushed that money down the toilet, now they're goal at him big time. this one big ad run by the democrats apparently had more effect than that entirely amount of money. >> romney shut down our plant. turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin. >> i still love that ad. then rove comes up with the world's lamest excuse. >> they cut their winning percentage by over romney by about two thirds, but the president -- he succeeded by suppressing the vote. >> wait, wait, wait, obama suppressed the vote? obama suppressed the vote! you're a stitch, karl. and we continue to rub it in the faces about how wrong they were. >> obviously i think with the election results last night, do you want to offer an apology? >> we missed the north carolina senate race. >> yes you did. >> by the way, i didn't. i got that one right too. by wait, the most accurate pollster for the election, you will love that result. don't miss that. it's go time. >> president obama
coming off a smashing re-election victory or speaker of the house john boehner and his tea party cohort determined to hold the line against higher tax rates on the well-to-right now both sides seem to be digging in. president obama used a campaign-style white house appearance today to declare that while he's willing to compromise with the republicans his bisque position has not changed. >> obama: as i said before, we can't just cut our way to prosperity. if we're serious about reducing the deficit we have to combine spending cuts with revenue that means asking the wealthiest americans to pay a little more in taxes. on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. and that includes democrats independents, and a lot of republicans. >> eliot: mr. obama also said that he planned to meet with speaker of the house john boehner and other congressional leaders at the white house next year along with business and labor leaders. the president made it clear that even while talks were under way he wanted the house to move quickly to pass a middle class tax freeze
-term mayor and now lieutenant governor in san francisco is starting to take shape. tuesday's election was a huge yes to women's rights, gay rights, drug reform and seriously address the issue of climate change. tonight we'll talk about next steps. we can't afford to sit back and celebrate our wins. we have to continue manufacturing forward, leaning forward. with me tonight exploring with me tonight our guests include chris lehans long time clinton aide lawyer and political consultant. and then legendary willie brown and his candid take on key measures. and now we'll get the back story why ad gurus rich silverstein and jeff goodby just don't like politics. we'll start with chris lehans. this is a predictable outcome and in other respects overoverwhelmoverwhelming gains in the u.s. senate, drug policies in states, gay marriage in ways we haven't seen in the past. what is your perspective of what is going on in this country. >> people will look back at this a tipping point of election in our country. what people talk about the demographic turnout and the importance of latino votes and wo
on this cake. from columbus, an audio from election night when he was having his meltdown when the results were coming in. >> you listen to me! i want it reopened right now. get those brokers back in here! turn those machines back on! turn those machines back on! [ laughter ] >> stephanie: karl rove's people, mortimer duke from trade be places. >> i enjoyed seeing him jump off the balcony. >> stephanie: the part where his brother is having a heart attack. [bleep] him. turn those machines back on. >> do you think somebody from the tea party who got his credit card canceled overnight might have been a little upset? >> who said i am now predicting a 330 electoral vote for mitt romney? [buzzer] >> i am predicting 321-217 landslide for romney. george will. the general who's always been wrong about everything. ever. in the history of things. >> who said it won't be close i predict a romney victory by 120 electoral votes. >> ghandi. >> for the win who said we're going to win by a landslide romney's going to carry 325 electoral votes. >> dick sergeant? >> stephanie: because it was being morris. >> that
. >> jennifer: that's a fair point, mr. speaker. >> obama: and this was a central question during the election. it was debated over and over again, and on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. >> jennifer: in fact we have the empty champagne bottles to prove it. >> obama: so let's get to work. >> jennifer: love it. [♪ theme music ♪] >> obama: so all we need is action from the house, and i have the pen, ready to sign the bill right away. i'm ready to do it. [ applause ] >> jennifer: that's president obama in the east room today urging house republicans to stop being so intrangedent. joining us tonight is jake sherman, the congressional core -- coarse upon independent for political. what does it mean for next week? will they get a deal? >> house republicans are saying they are not going to increase rates. they don't have the votes to do so so they are going to go to the white house, but john boehner even said recently this is going to be long talks. is the first round of negotiations after the election but what is important to kee
court press" on this thursday, thursday, november 8, two days after the big election. good to see you here on current tv. we're coming to you live from our nation's capital. bringing you the news of the day and taking your calls. pardon me. at 1-866-55-press. and president obama winning a decisive victory indeed on tuesday. re-elected for four more years but now a lot of republicans are saying he didn't get a mandate. what do you mean he didn't get a mandate? he won the electoral vote. he won the popular vote. he won! mitt romney lost! end of story! president obama does have a mandate to push his agenda. we'll tell you why and we'll tell you what it is but first here's the latest, today's current news update, standing by in los angeles, lisa ferguson. hi lisa. good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. it's more than 24 hours now since the polls closed and we are still waiting on an official number from florida. it is obvious the state has not fixed its voting problems. as i'm sure you remember, i
just had an election and the house of representatives was elected committed to keeping taxes low. the president was committed elected on the basis that he was not romney, and that romney was a poopy head and you should vote against romney, and he won by two points. but he didn't make the case that we should have higher taxes and higher spending. it sounded like the opposite. >> i'm not sure what grover norquist meant by that, but then again i rarely under him in the first place. joining me now former secretary under president clinton now a professor at uc berkeley robert reich whose best selling e-book "beyond outrage:what has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy and how to fix it" is now available on paper work. good evening. >> good evening. >> eliot: i want to pars where the republicans are. has the republican relationship willing to increase marginal tax rates. >> no, they have not said that they're willing to increase marginal tax rates at all. they said they're willing to increase revenues which is different from increasing rates. you can increase revenues by closi
of the mistress is awesome. that's coming up in just a little bit. then after the election the president actually broke down a little bit with his staff. >> cenk: what a baby. i'm playing i'm playing. we'll talk about it later. and then after, of course, president obama won, what happened? it got racial again. >> you don't see democrats and republicans having these types of events on other campuses. yeah sadly. >> cenk: we already have republicans talking about it. fun for everybody. and then elbow of the day? republican crying, once again awesome. go time. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> cenk: all right welcome everybody. have you heard about general david petraeus? of course you have, of course you have. you might be wondering why did he step down? andrea mitchell broke the story and talked about the official resignation letter. she read it. >> after being married over 37 years i showed poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. this afternoon the president graciously accepted my resignation. >> cenk: so is there a story behind the story? first let's find out who he was having the affair w
probably waited for the election. >> cenk: and he'll be testifying about benghazi in a couple of days. >> which he will not do. >> cenk: ana, i know in the military you're not supposed to have an affair. i get why they did the investigation, but taking everything else out, do you think he should resign over an affair? >> absolutely not. unfortunately, i think when it comes to sexual affairs, it's the only thing that is simple simple simplistic enough for everyone to understand. when it comes to a sex scandal everyone knows what's happening an we demonize politicians for it. i don't think it affects the way he does his job. >> can i add to what ana is saying. feinstein may want him to testify on benghazi, and that's why she may be upset that the president accepted it. it could be that. we want to hear from this man about bengahzi. i think that's an interesting topic. >> cenk: go ahead congressman. >> i think there is a certain puritanicallism in america. where someone has an affair an they immediately have to resign or whatever. but it does make someone questionable somebody could ques
and this is "viewpoint." it's amazing what getting re-elected can do for a politician. even the president of the united states. it was a confident and combative president obama who strode to the white house lecturn today for his first press conference since winning his second term. at the top of his agenda, a first step towards saving the country's economy were dropping off the so-called fiscal cliff which one of our guest tonight more aptly calls the austerity bomb. >> pass a law right now that would prevent any tax hike whatsoever on the first $250,000 of everybody's income. we should not hold the middle class hostage while we debate tax cuts for the wealthy. we should at least do what we agree on, and that's to keep the middle class taxes low. >> eliot: the president also emphasized what he would not do a sending time to make a tax deal with house republicans. >> obama: what i'm not going to do is to extend bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% that we can't afford and according to economists, will have the least positive impact on our economy. >> eliot: mr. obama also waded into the scandal that saw
again, when running for election, shoot him. >> joy: all right. thank you. thanks to all of my >> jennifer: i'm jennifer granholm. tonight in "the war room," take a guess. ♪ [♪ theme music ♪] >> jennifer: individual mandate gun control, abortion -- oh hi there. just doing a little cleaning up. i don't need these flip flops anymore. although i'll keep a few of them. just throwing them away. i know it's unattractive to gloat, but let me allow ourselves to luxuriate for just a moment. it was a triumphant night. >> obama: tonight in this election, you, the american people reminded us that while our road has been hard while our journey has been long we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts for the united states of america the best is yet to come. [ cheers ] >> but it wasn't such a good night for the republicans who can't seem to get it. poor things. they have got their blinders on. they have got their feet in cement. they are still refusing to acknowledge that the world has evolved; that their universe of while mal
those numbers. as is often said, elections have consequences and the grand bargain if there is one must reflect that. the president has already begun to move beyond the beltway to enlist support meeting today with labor leaders from around the country who describe the talks as very, very positive. >> we're very, cre committed to making sure that the middle class and workers don't end up paying the tab for a party that we didn't get to go to and the president is committed to that as well. >> eliot: joining me now with more on the fiscal cliff negotiations is senator bernie sanders, independent from vermont. senator, many thanks for your time and congratulations on your genuine landslide victory of 71.3% in the great state of vermont. >> thank you. thank you. >> eliot: so how do we turn the exaltation of last week into results? how do we know say there must be a reformation of what had been offered to the republicans last year? >> well, eliot i tell you the wray to do it is very simple. listen to wha
to get the president re-elect and they're now hoping to shape his second term agenda. afl-cio, afscme, the sciu and the national education association were all there as were the heads of progressive groups including the center for american progress and they seemed pleased with the results. here's afl-cio president richard tromka after the meeting. >> we want to make sure we don't end up paying the tab for a party we didn't get to go to. the president is committed to that as well. >> jennifer: jay carney and harry reid both echoed his comments calling for raising taxes on the wealthiest to spare the middle class. that, of course, is the same position that helped get the president re-elected but senate minority leader mitch mcconnell surprised no one by disputing the idea that any mandate exists on this issue saying "if the president truly realizes that he was elected to represent all of its citizens, not just the ones who voted to give him a second term last tuesday, then he will seek the common gr
one. as republican pundits blame tuesday's election results on ordinary americans, especially blacks latinos women young voters the president and democrats get on with the country's business. item number one for the adults to deal with, the looming fiscal cliff. think of it as a game of poker. we got a cool customer at the table and he's holding a winning hand. only problem is instead of folds, the other guy has a habit of flipping the table over, putting it to the barmaid's head. let's hope we catch him on a day when he's not listening to the voices. >> jennifer: mitt romney finally conceded florida today. florida joins seven other swing states in the blue column. just as vice president al gore predicted here "the war room" on tuesday. well-done, mr. vice president. so for all of you keeping score at home, the final electoral vote tally was 206 for mitt mitt romney. 332 for president obama. that would be a route. i just want to confess i had 303 in our pre-election electoral vote pool so al gore beat me fair and
is democrats stole the election. >> stephanie: right. >> i read something like it's not just fair there aren't as many white people. >> stephanie: karl rove said it's because obama suppressed the vote. all right. here she is jacki schechner. >> good morning, president obama is going to give a speech on the economy time from the east room of the white house addressing his plans moving forward including how he might avoid the looming fiscal clip. if all of the bush tax expire and the automatic spending cuts kick in, we do face falling into another recession. buddies missing all of the cuts and revenue increases could put us at greater economic risk. there is a new sense of urgency among members of congress to come to some sort of agreement but we have some fundamental obstacles, house speaker john boehner won't accept higher individual tax hikes, and harry reid says asking the wealthy to pay a their fair share is the right thing to do. >> people making all of this money have to contribute a little bit more. >> in case you missed it the president had an emotional moment w
and he was re-elected by you know, in a significant way. but if the attitude is that, you know nothing happened on tuesday, that would be unfortunate. >> eliot: that seems to be house speaker john boehner's attitude toward any tax hike at all. take a listen. >> raising tax rates is unacceptable and frankly it couldn't even pass the house. i'm not sure it could pass the senate. so the votes aren't there. what i did yesterday was lay out a reasonable, responsible way forward to avoid the fiscal cliff and that's through putting increased revenues on the table but through reforming our tax code. >> eliot: for more on the perils of the fiscal cliff and the choices before us, i'm joined by robert reich professor at u.c. berkeley's goldman school of public policy and author of "beyond outrage what has gone wrong with our economy and democracy and how to fix it." professor, thank you for joining us. >> good evening. >> eliot: seems to me the choice is one of jobs versus short-term deficits. which is the right choice
at the next election. >> bill: but is that really true? that's what some of these -- >> yeah. >> bill: idiots think -- but is that really true? do you think -- i want to play another clip for you. this is bill crystal who is nobody more conservative than bill crystal. publisher of the weekly standard right? dan quayle's former chief of staff. on fox news sunday yesterday morning. here's what bill crystal said about the fact that republicans are willing to go to the barricades for the 2%. bill crystal. >> float new ideas. let's have a serious debate. you know what? it won't if we raise taxes. i don't understand why republicans don't take obama's offer to freeze taxes for everyone below $50,000. republican party is going to fall in sorts to millionaires half of whom vote democratic and half of whom live in hollywood. >> bill: i think he makes sense. >> he's sounding like a democrat there basically. >> bill: sounding like a smart republican. >> well but here's the interesting situation. the discussion th
the elevator and the workers get the shaft. that is a whole bunch of bunk. the powerful may steal an election, but they can't steal democracy. >> eliot: one year ago president obama bargained with republicans, offering a so-called grand bargain that cuts spending $10 for every $1 raised in revenue. the question now after the president won a near landslide victory is how to flip those numbers. as is often said, elections have consequences and the grand bargain if there is one must reflect that. the president has already begun to move beyond the beltway to enlist support meeting today with labor leaders from around the country who describe the talks as very, very positive. >> we're very, cre committed to making sure that the middle class and workers don't end up paying the tab for a party that we didn't get to go to and the president is committed to that as well. >> eliot: joining me now with more on the fiscal cliff negotiations is senator bernie sanders, independent from vermont. senator, many thanks for your time and congratula
parties. and of course it was apparently halloween, so seven days before a presidential election. it's hard to escape the conclusion until we hear otherwise that this agent wanted this revelation to get out there, and to have some impact on the presidential campaign. that seems the reasonable surmise. >> eliot: is certainly is an an inference that many will draw, and i am one of them. and the highly improper breach of fbi reaching out beyond the agency to political people. it's hard not to reach that conclusion. what role does the whole controversy swirl around bengahzi of all things have in all this. i did a radio show and a well spoken republican said this was about petraeus keeping quiet about bengahzi. that'scracy. is there traction to this notion? >> there is traction of this notion among those people who were certain that mitt romney was going to win. >> eliot: if you talk about the conspiracies that justify their alternate universe, you're correct, that is unfortunately true. does this lead to any reassess reassessment of how the fbi fbi-c.i.a. interact and who should be told
elections you know, turning voters, getting constituencies that are -- they're on the outs with right now, somebody will have to demonstrate to them this is the way forward. >> eliot: marco rubio could be the most important person in the republican party. if he can't bring them back to a different position and jeb bush and maybe george w. bush, they are the voices that need to say to the republican party on this issue of immigration we've gotten it wrong. we'll have to wait and see if it matters. tina, we're talking billions of dollars spent did. it change votes? >> i don't think so. i covered the whitman and brown campaign and whitman outspent jerry brown by six times and she lost really bad. by 6 points at least. and that -- in california, it never matters if there are billionaires money doesn't matter in california elections but in national elections it always has. the traditional wisdom has now been bucked by this particular election. >> eliot: right. i think of the national spending patterns as well. you saw the
thought all the news was over after the election. mitt romney, wow wow if you thought he was a douche during the campaign, this tells you when he tried to take back the 47% commend comment he didn't mean it. he double downed it there is no difference between the presidential candidate and rush limbaugh. >> when you have bobby jindel saying hey, mitt romney, stop dividing america that's a problem. >> caller: the 2004, 2006 state of the union response where he was kenneth the page in "the office," he thought he had it in him. >> stephanie: in the immortal words of chris matthews. >> oh god. >> stephanie: that's very close to oh sweet jesus. >> caller: almost an oh sweet jesus moment. [ sound bytemoment. >> sound byte: oh sweet jesus. >> stephanie: so sore losser unclassy. no one is getting free healthcare. what? >> and all the while president obama reached out to mitt romney saying hey he might have great experience we could draw upon. >> stephanie: yeah. >> and since when has winning presidential candidate ever said that. it was so gracious and classy. >> caller: but the concern is rom
from tuesday's election. and the president has won mitt romney has conceded the nation is moving forward. so what is the problem? usa today called it a combination of poor management lack of capacity and systemic dysfunction. the election supervisors are elected officials, so that's an issue, also miami dade management blames the ten-page complicated ballot for causing people to take as much as 40 minutes to fill it out. as many laws that were tried to pass this year to disenfranchise democratic voters it wasn't the legislation, but simply the long lines that held people up. that's mostly do to logistics beyond the law. former congress woman gabby giffords and her husband may be in court today facing the man who shot giffords killed six people as we faces sentencing. the struck a plea deal back in august, that gives him life in prison and spares the victims a long emotional trial. kelly will read a statement on behalf of the two of them, but the ap says now it is unclear who will appear and be reading any statements. he has been declared mentally unfit. we'
proving once and for all that he's a serious man. >> the president was committed elected on the basis that he was not romney and romney was a poopy head. >> more intriguing details the spy and the biographer and the lady that the biographer didn't like bengahzi and i think peter king is in there somewhere. like sands through an hour glass, so--what? copyrighted, got it. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> jennifer: this year a record setting 20 women were elected to the senate overall and there will be more women serving in congress than ever before. it's not just family female leaders who are making their voices heard but the female voters who voteed overwhelmingly for president obama. there was a 20-percent gender gap, the largest gender gap that gallop ever recorded. now that we have located 20 women to congress what do we have to deal with? a very public sex scandal. >> general david petraeus resigned citing an extramarital affair. >> jennifer: the country is again 'em broil embroiled in a debate over gender roles power and sex. put on your hat. put on your seat belts. let's take a look at
to be tuesday november 13. one week from the re-election of barack obama. great to see you this morning. thanks for joining us. it is the "full court press." your new progressive morning show on current tv and the only progressive morning show anywhere on cable television in this country. good to have you with us today and we are so happy to be with you to tackle the stories of the day. talk about them. give you our analysis from our answered get your comments from your end as to what it means to you and your family and where you think we ought to go from here. you can do that by giving us a call at 1-866-55-press. by following us on twitter at bpshow or on facebook. and then you can go in the chat room also. chat room is just a big conversation among listeners and watchers of the show. current tv or on progressive talk radio or on sirius x.m. nationwide kind of chat room. you can join by going to and then clicking on the chat room. peter ogborn again off today. but dan henning f
house cover up. >> what? >> that's the crazy part. he knew earlier that on election day, but now it's the president asphalt--david ryker. >> stephanie: another republican part of the cover up. this gets curiouser and curiouser. >> he was concerned that the fbi officials would sweep the matter under the rug. so it was related to toll top congressional officials and we know that eric cantor was involved. now as they have started to investigate in broadwell-kelley e-mail. they discovered that john allen had been exchanging e-mails with jill kelley. i'm assuming she has sent some back. >> that's hard to do. >> stephanie: wait so--i got lost in the middle-- >> this is like the the elwood love chart. >> stephanie: how you know that reference, who is this guy. >> john allen is the top command center afghanistan. and he was sending e-mails back and forth with jill kelley. he was also based in tampa at some point or is based in tampa. she's the voluntary social planner. >> voluntary. >> stephanie: what sort of social things is she planning. >> she's a voluntary liaison. her husband is a big-
for bringing both ends of the spectrum. j.d. just two years ago, there were 60-newly elected lawmakers who swept into congress and now some of the most prominent among them went down in defeat so did the tea party overreach? >> no not at all. the fact is there is still a substantial majority you mentioned in this introduction jen, that the tea party is alive and well much to your chagrin. now 30 of the nation's governors are republicans. i think what we will see, both on capitol hill and at the republican national committee and across the kitchen table, is not self flagellation but a good self assessment, a healthy debate inside the party, understanding that principles endure, but methods may change and we'll have that debate in the days to come. >> jennifer: i'm interested in that. because you represent a different philosophy i think, duf. maybe i should use the world liberal side of the republican party. do you think the tea party overreached? >> we should all be happy about somebody who survived last night, and that's big bird. big bird survived. >> jennifer: whoo! >
a democratic elected and then we have to fight him to make sure he's progressive. by the way i wish you luck in that fight, i really do. he continues: >> i would bet my bottom dollar on it. i'm not positive about social security, but medicare and medicaid, i would be shocked if the president didn't take a chain saw to them. isn't that funny though, even if i'm wrong progressives are saying oh, my god we threw ourselves on a hand grade for the president. why? because they knew he wasn't actually progressive we did what we had to do to get him elected, now please, pretty please will you listen to us. i thought he was supposed to be progressive, i thought that's what the republicans were saying. >> we are preserved to preserving the tax breaks for the middle class and piking sure the wealthy pay their fair share. >> the president just got reelected, the republicans are reeling, we told you a mommy reasons he's got leverage. one other a recent poll from pew research center: if you go over the fiscal cliff, they are going to blame the other side anyway, which you should, so you have all the lever
, but the reality is that in recent years. >> let me pause there for a second. ma'am has won the election there. if they won the elections, do you have a right to assassinate their military leader and if you do do they have a right to assassinate your military leader. >> we left the gaza strip in 2005. there was no reason to respond by rocket, by firing thousands of rockets into israel after we left. there is a problem here and a symmetry here. you have a terrorist organization hamas which controls gaza today, is controlling the population, as well and they are stockpiling firing from densely civilian areas, including schools and masks and hospitals and residential homes into israeli civilian areas on the other side of the border. our goal is to stop the firing. we left gaza, we don't want to reenter. >> in this particular case, the timing is very curious. it's right after the u.s. elections are over, president obama made a deal, gave israel iron dome and then all of a sudden, there's no incursion into gaza. right after our elections are done, all of a sudden on november 8 a two week lull in vi
us this morning as well as jonathan on his excellent new piece on the post-election america in "new york" magazine. zeke miller, share our strength chief officer and comedian dino, your muslim pal. we'll be having a lot of great guests, talking about mitt romney's ultimate screw you which he gifted us with yesterday and general petraeus, the c.i.a. had no idea when he said i wanted to tap that, he meant something completely different. let's go to lisa ferguson for a current news update. >> hey john. always good to have you on the show. good morning everyone. the president is dealing with the aftermath of hurricane sandy today. he heads to new york this morning to look at the damage and to thank first responders who risked their lives last month. later this evening president obama will host the cast and crew of the movie "lincoln" for a screening at the white house. he is coming off a very important news conference yesterday. not only was this the first since his re-election, it was also the first he's held
post-election. news conference scheduled at 1:30 in the east room of the white house today and of course, as always, i will be there. we welcome you and welcome team press here this morning. peter ogborn enjoying some time off with his family. dan henning. >> good morning. >> bill: no time off for dan. he's here doing double duty with the help of cyprian bowlding, our videographer as always. keeping the cameras rolling. phil backert ready to take your calls. he's on the phones this morning. among those members of congress, coming back from their extended seven-week break all wrapped around the elections was none other than paul ryan who at one time, had a little more prominence as the vice presidential nominee of the republican party. now, he's just that old guy from wisconsin who is just one of 435 members of congress. yesterday he talked to abc. he said losing this election is not exactly what we expected to happen. >> going into boston that day we felt like we had a pretty darn good chance of winning. so as
vote we told you we're not going to cut entitlements and now that the election is over, believe me, the president and wall street align. what about capital gains. that might go back up. that would be a good thing. don't get excited. if they do nothing it goes back up to 39.6% than former income tax for the top bracket. no. the private sector probably has an awareness that the capital gains rate will likely go back to somewhere around the low 20, maybe 20%, maybe 22%, in that range i don't think a lot of people have a significant problem being in the low 20s. really, they don't? are you not merciful. of course you would have a problem with that. that's an incredibly low rate. that's the compromise we're going to get? disaster. now what about social security. remember when jim lehrer asked about this during the debates. >> do you see a major difference between the two of you on social security. >> i suspect on social security we have somewhat similar position. >> cenk: why! why do you have a similar position? his position is to cut social security. and then i red that they may cut th
still in the throws of general disarray, the president holds his first post election press conference. as to this mandate business. >> obama: i got one mandate. i got a mandate to help middle class families, and families that are working hard. that's my mandate. >> jennifer: and tax cuts to the rich? >> obama: when it comes to the top 2% what i'm not going to do is extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it. >> jennifer: susan rice has been under assault as of late. >> obama: when they go after the u.n. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. >> jennifer: alrighty then. things under control here. we'll just get on back to our regularly scheduled programming. previously on "capitalcapitol affair"." >> obama: general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he serveed this country with distinction in iraq afghanistan, and head of c.i.a. people are innocent until proven guilty. >> jennifer: that's president obama speaking out for the first time about the sex scandal that abruptly ended the career of four-star general petra
to spend time raising their families. nancy pelosi was elected to congress at age 47, after she had raised her family. many of her male counterparts were elected in their 30s presumably while their wives were raising their families. of course they have more seniority at each calendar year in their lives. now she explains she did not regret her choices but it's one reason why women don't get as many plum assignments, because they don't have the seniority. so in staying on nancy pelosi is really looking out for those young women who are coming up. she's help to go redefine seniority and status on her terms. i am grateful and relieved to know it. third, really importantly there is no woman who is more vilified by the right than nancy pelosi. republicans use nancy pelosi as the whipping girl relentlessly, repeatedly incessantly. being the object of that much focus and hatred and fear, really requires a backbone of steel and a skinned a thick as ary no, sir certificate rouse. rye no, sir rouse. she could laugh read, pick up a hobby instead of with standing the arrows of her antagonists. she dec
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